On July 28, 2014, a settlement was reached in this Dickensian legal battle between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District (Santa Clara County) over California's Prop 39 "reasonably equivalent facilities" regulations. Details of the settlement can be read here.
UPDATE, January 24, 2014: The struggle [see history below] between the Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District in Santa Clara County, a long, long running dispute over California's Prop 39 regulations regarding the requirement for a school district to give public charter schools access to "reasonably equivalent facilities" to traditional schools, keeps on a'goin'.
Last week, according to Nick Veronin in the Mountain View Voice, Santa Clara County Superior Judge Franklin Bondonno, at left, ruled in favor of Bullis in a case involving LASD's attempt to move the charter to Sunnyvale, outside the district's boundaries.
At the beginning of 2013, the school district began looking at the possibility of acquiring the Raynor Activity Center -- a 22-classroom, 3.7-acre campus in Sunnyvale. Doug Smith, president of the LASD board of trustees, said that the intent was to relocate Bullis to the site permanently. Bondonno ruled that the LASD may offer facilities outside the district to the charter -- but that Bullis must be willing to accept them. Bullis officials say that's not going to happen.
In late April, shortly after [LASD] put down a $50,000 security deposit to claim a spot at the Raynor bidding table, [Bullis] released a statement accusing LASD of discriminating against its students.
In an effort to get the courts to validate the district's plan, LASD lawyers filed for declaratory relief with the county's Superior Court. Bullis' legal team filed a counter lawsuit, and both cases were eventually combined on May 31 last year.
Bononno wrote: [LASD] "may offer a site outside its boundaries to a charter school under Proposition 39 only if the charter school requests such a site and only if that request is in conformity to the school's charter."